Charity-driven GP has donated in excess of $4.35 million since 1983 to support Autism and educational organizations. This year’s Grand Marshall was Anatoly “Toly” Arutunoff, racer, author and consummate car guy. Don’t let his ‘55 Thunderbird fool you, it’s a veteran of the European historic rally circuit and he raced it over the weekend. The Royale Formula Ford Challenge marked a return of open-wheel, single-seat, purpose-built racecars to the PVGP. They did not disappoint, as Christian M...Read More
LAGUNA SECA: MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION!
‘When it comes to historic racing, it doesn’t get much better than the premier Rolex event in Monterey,’ blogs Mike Matune. As August arrives, summer begins to wind down, but not before the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (RMMR) treats us to its annual celebration of the racing automobile. Among their celebrated groups this year was Formula 5000. You get a sense of the international character of RMMR when you consider Philip Lewis travelled from Denmark to compete in his ‘72 Matich...Read More
FORD GT40s: LEGENDS OF LE MANS!
Seven GT40s are amongst legendary racecars lining up for this year’s Le Mans Legend event. The extended age range for this year’s Le Mans Legend race on Saturday June 13th has allowed seven Ford GT40s to join the spectacular historic grid that will race on the full Le Mans circuit. It all happens just a few hours before the start of the modern 24-Hour endurance race. 61 iconic cars, dating from 1949 to 1968 and representing 26 different marques, will take to the track in an outstanding...Read More
THE 100 MOTORCARS OF RADNOR HUNT: CONCOURS!
One of the highest-quality and most eclectic shows in the country celebrates its 18th year. Mike & Maureen Matune bring us highlights. This year’s Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, benefitting the Thorncroft Equestrian Center, featured a field of select Concours grade automobiles along with motorcycles and featured groups. Best in Show honors went to Margie & Bill Cassini’s ’33 Chrysler CL Imperial five-passenger Phaeton, top. Originally purchased by LeBaron designer Ralph Roberts f...Read More
AULT PARK CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE: 37th ANNUAL!
One of the top Concours in the Midwest is still going strong, showcasing everything from multi-million-dollar exotics to an old school Gasser! Mike Matune captures the highlights. The 37th Ault Park Concours d’Elegance took place in Cincinnati, OH last weekend. Going early to a Concours gives you the opportunity to get some interesting shots, like a Porsche 919 racer being offloaded. The car features a two-liter V4 turbo engine with dual hybrid systems. Here’s an incredibly st...Read More
CLASSICS & SPORTS CARS: ST. MICHAELS CONCOURS!
Grand classics, American-engined imports and even unrestored, as-found oldies coexist peacefully on the show field! For the Seventh iteration of the St Michaels Concours d’Elegance, the event moved to larger grounds at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD to house the ever-expanding show field. Featuring grand classic, sports and racing cars along with wooden boats and cars, the Concours added four-wheeled visual excitement to the already stunning ven...Read More